Where to buy birch plywood that's made in the USA?

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#1

Hello,

I’m looking to buy sheets of 1/8" baltic birch plywood in bulk from a lumber wholesaler but I’d like to find product that is made within the states. And it seems like most of the birch plywood i’m finding is made overseas. I’m in California, so any sources on the west coast would be preferred if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best,
Kenny


#2

Baltic birch is by definition not made in the US.

Baltic Birch is not a specific species of birch, but is a general designation of plywood from Russia and nearby Baltic states (such as Finland)

Other forms of Birch plywood might be made in the US. Here’s one source; although, I have no experience with them, and didn’t search to see what sizes/thicknesses they have.

https://www.bairdbrothers.com/mobile/b34-Birchb-Cabinet-Grade-Plywood-5-ply-b48-12-x-96-12b-sheet-size-bG2Sb-P4007.aspx


#3

I see, that makes sense. Is there a difference in the quality between baltic birch and birch plywood? Thanks for your help.


#4

From http://www.wood-database.com/baltic-birch/:

As with any natural wood product, quality can be variable. However, Baltic Birch plywood is generally regarded as being of higher quality than standard birch plywood.


#5

Than you so much for your help.


#6

I just got in 20 sheets of 1/8"x12"x24" Baltic Birch from Woodpeckers brought through Amazon for $60.00 with free shipping. Pieces arrived in perfect condition.


#7

If you find a local supplier you’ll pay about 1/3 of that.


#8

Find a supplier for Appleply. You’ll pay for it though…


#9

I just returned 45 pieces from the same supplier. Out of 45 pieces, 16 were too warped to use. Purchased off Amazon.


#10

Hmm…I’m about 1/3 of the way through a new box. Not a single issue. Wonder if it’s a regional issue. I think it’s stocked and shipped by Amazon so maybe there’s an environmental difference as to where they’re coming from (no way was the stuff I ordered on Sunday that showed up on Monday coming from far away).


#11

Bought that at the beginning of March for the GF. I’m about 2/3 the way through and no issues thus far. Of course there will be some warping, but nothing that the hold down pegs can’t handle. It IS wood.


#12

I’ve had a mix. Most pieces have at least a little warp. Some have been severe. So, yes, I’m thinking it’s a regional issue, and depends on how long it’s left outside once delivered.


#13

Mine was outside roughly 1 hr. Maybe I just got a bad batch.